Social Sorting

Cowan, Robin and Jonard, Nicolas (2003). Social Sorting. UNU-MERIT Research Memoranda. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Cowan, Robin
    Jonard, Nicolas
    Title Social Sorting
    Series Title UNU-MERIT Research Memoranda
    Volume/Issue No. 32
    Publication Date 2003
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper is about the behaviour of a society in which learning individuals play a Prisoner's Dilemma that guides social promotion and demotion. The direct effect of the payoff-based socialization that is implemented here is segregation. However, segregation permits the survival of cooperation as it (unintendedly) preserves cooperators from detrimental interactions with defectors. Very large amounts of cooperation can be observed in the long run.
    Copyright Year 2003
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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